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Anna Nagurney, the John F. Smith Memorial Professor at the Isenberg School of Management, was one of five featured faculty speakers at the Brown Symposium for Undergraduates in the Mathematical Sciences on March 3.

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Edward M. Riseman, 64, of Northampton, professor emeritus of Computer Science, died Feb. 26 at his home in Leeds.

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Heather Cox Richardson, associate professor of History, will talk about her most recently published book, “West from Appomattox: The Reconstruction of America after the Civil War,” on Monday, March 12 from 7-9:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall.

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Jenia Tevelev, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, has been awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship.

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Comparative Literature professor Catherine Portuges gave an invited presentation on “Fascism and Filmmaking in 1930s Hungary” for a symposium held Jan. 8-11 at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies in Washington, D.C.

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Helen F. (Fensick) Olanyk, 84, of Sunderland, a former kitchen helper in the Student Union Food Service, died Feb. 24 at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation in Hadley.

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Raymond L. Vandoloski, 67, of Cummington, retired supervisor at the Physical Plant Garage, died Feb. 25 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton.

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Three faculty members will be available to sign copies of their most recent books on Wednesday, March 7 from 2-3:30 p.m. in the University Store’s book department.

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Professor Sara Lennox of German and Scandinavian Studies last month began a two-year term as president of the German Studies Association (GSA), a 1,600-member organization of North American and international scholars who focus on all aspects of German-speaking countries.

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Brad Compton, a Natural Resources Conservation research associate, and Scott Jackson, a UMass Extension forest specialist, will speak at the Massachusetts Turtle Symposium on Feb. 23-24 at the Campus Center Auditorium.

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